AskDefine | Define promotion

Dictionary Definition



1 a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution [syn: publicity, promotional material, packaging]
2 act of raising in rank or position [ant: demotion]
3 encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something [syn: furtherance, advancement]
4 the advancement of some enterprise; "his experience in marketing resulted in the forwarding of his career" [syn: forwarding, furtherance]

User Contributed Dictionary




From promotion.


  1. An advancing in rank or position.
  2. In the context of "marketing": Dissemination of information about a product, product line, brand, or company.

Derived terms


advancing in position
dissemination of information



From promotionem



fr-noun f

Extensive Definition

Promotion may mean:
promotion in German: Promotion
promotion in Spanish: Promoción
promotion in French: Promotion
promotion in Italian: Promozione (disambigua)
promotion in Dutch: Promotie
promotion in Japanese: プロモーション
promotion in Polish: Promocja
promotion in Slovenian: Promocija

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Great Leap Forward, abetting, acknowledgment, advance, advancement, advancing, advertisement, advertising, advocacy, advocating, affiche, aiding, amelioration, amendment, appreciation, ascent, assisting, backing, ballyhoo, bettering, betterment, bill, billboard, blurb, boost, boosting, broadside, brochure, bruiting, buildup, career, championing, circular, commendation, consumer preference study, consumer research, consumer survey, course, cultivation, developing, development, direct-mail selling, drumbeating, elevation, encouragement, enhancement, enrichment, espousal, eugenics, euthenics, exaltation, expediting, expedition, facilitation, fanfare, flack, flier, flyer, forward motion, forwardal, forwarding, fostering, furtherance, furthering, go-ahead, good word, hand-out, handbill, hard sell, hawking, headway, helping, helping along, high-pressure salesmanship, hoarding, honorable mention, huckstering, hype, improvement, improving, inspiration, inspiriting, jobbing, leaflet, lift, low-pressure salesmanship, mail-order selling, march, market research, marketing, marketing research, melioration, mend, mending, merchandising, nurturing, ongoing, onward course, passage, peddling, pickup, placard, plug, plugging, poster, preference, preferential treatment, preferment, presentation, press-agentry, progress, progression, progressiveness, promoting, propaganda, public relations, publicity, publicization, publicizing, puff, puffery, recognition, recommendation, recovery, restoration, retailing, revival, rise, rolling, rolling on, rushing, sales campaign, sales promotion, salesmanship, sanction, sanctioning, selling, sellout, soft sell, space, special treatment, speeding, stimulating, stimulation, strengthening, support, travel, upbeat, upgrade, upgrading, uplift, upping, upswing, uptrend, upward mobility, way, wholesaling
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